Analyst Report

Gartner Report: Business Outcomes Are the Milestones on an Application Strategy Roadmap

See how Business Outcomes can align IT and business leaders on results
Analyst Report

Gartner Report: Business Outcomes Are the Milestones on an Application Strategy Roadmap

See how Business Outcomes can align IT and business leaders on results

Many application leaders struggle to translate application strategies to business strategies. Without predefined metrics to measure success, justifying business value can be difficult.


In Gartner’s research, Business Outcomes Are the Milestones on an Application Strategy Roadmap, application leaders will learn how to merge and strengthen IT and business initiatives by:

  • Defining application strategies in terms of a sequence of Business Outcomes to be delivered, including the targeted level of performance for leading indicators

  • Using these leading indicators as the basis of the business case, estimating financial benefits from predicted improvements in performance

  • Using Business Outcomes and their leading indicators to drive design review and testing criteria when scoping and specifying application work

Gartner Business Outcomes Are the Milestones on an Application Strategy Roadmap, Bill Swanton, 7 February 2017.